Helsinki launches Think Sustainably digital service for residents and tourists

The city of Helsinki has revealed a first-of-its kind app and website meant to empower citizens, businesses and tourists to make more sustainable choices. The Think Sustainably digital service resembles a regular city guide, but with environmental sustainability as the primary factor. It is part of the local government’s Carbon Neutral Helsinki Initiative, which aims […]

Tucker Viemeister designs ElectionGuard ballot machine to make voting more secure

American industrial designer Tucker Viemeister has teamed up with software giant Microsoft to build an electronic voting machine that offers a more secure alternative to paper ballots. Unveiled at the Aspen Security Forum yesterday, the prototype incorporates ElectionGuard, an open-source Microsoft software created to make elections more verifiable, efficient and easy to complete. The tech […]

Wallgren Arkitekter and BOX Bygg create parametric tool that generates adaptive plans

Architecture studio Wallgren Arkitekter and Swedish construction company BOX Bygg have created a parametric design tool called Finch, which can generate floor plans adapted to the constraints of a site. The tool is designed to help architects understand the constraints and potential of a site in the early stages of the design process. Finch will be […]

Apple unveils new OS designed just for the iPad

Apple has launched its first dedicated operating system for the iPad, making it easier to multitask, manage files and use Apple Pencil. Revealed at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, this week, iPadOS offers a range of new facilities that set it apart from the iPhone, including a customisable home screen and […]

Apples introduces dark mode for iPhone and iPad

Apple has developed a dark display mode that will be available on the new iPhone and iPad operating systems. Dark mode will feature on iOS 13 for iPhone, as well as iPadOS, a brand new operating system developed especially for iPad. It was one of many new launches unveiled at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference […]

Gravity Sketch VR software now lets designers switch between 2D and 3D

Designers can move easily between drawing in a virtual-reality environment and on their tablet using the latest update to Gravity Sketch. The Surface Tool feature is contained in version 6.1 of the software, which is one of the primary VR creation tools for designers since its launch in 2017. The new feature allows designers to open […]

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